It’s Time to move to the Next Level

Text:  Deuteronomy 2:1-3 Introduction The children of Israel had taken 40 years to complete a journey, which should have taken only a few days.  God charged them to move into their land of promise, but they refused.  They tried to remain encamped on the top of the Mount Horeb.  And if they couldn’t stay whereContinue reading “It’s Time to move to the Next Level”

Forgiveness: Where Do I Draw the Line?

Introduction Forgiveness is the one weapon Satan cannot defeat in the Church. And this week our lectionary text answers the question: “How often should I forgive somebody who offends me?” Or “When is enough enough?” I want to deal with this issue of how often we should forgive those who offend us. I want toContinue reading “Forgiveness: Where Do I Draw the Line?”

Confrontation

Life refuses to bend My dreams refuse to die Accept life’s terms Or walk away… Decisions amid uncertainties Bend life bend Give a little; negotiate in good faith I’m willing to compromise…. Life refuses to bend My dreams refuse to die Accept life’s terms Or walk away… So much at stake Faith, Family, Friends… CanContinue reading “Confrontation”

Aborted Dreams

  Dreams shattered by inactivity they were meant to be mine meant to bless me aborted dreams.   Dreams, not yet ready to give birth timing was all wrong, went to the clinic dreams shattered in one instant aborted dreams.   Dreams fueled by purpose planned, examined, and broadcast nevertheless, distracted, discouraged, detoured. aborted dreams.Continue reading “Aborted Dreams”

Making Winning Decisions

“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” – Norman Vincent Peale Powerful and timely decisions are most often made in the dark.  Faith in your ability to analyze incomplete though detailed information and make a conscious decision to act will often put you ahead of your competition.Continue reading “Making Winning Decisions”

The Main Thesis of the Bible

The Bible reveals a mind boggling history between a people and their God. Stories abound that chronicle both the negative and positive interactions among a people, their God, and their neighbors. Some stories rise to epic heights and Hollywood creates movies to capture there grandeur, i.e. “The Ten Commandments.” Other stories depict the people atContinue reading “The Main Thesis of the Bible”

Making Decisions Prematurely

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! (Psalms 139:16-17, NLT) I’m still living from the book written about me before IContinue reading “Making Decisions Prematurely”